Thursday, July 14, 2022

Mid- Missouri Drug Task Force serves search warrant

On July 13, 2022 at approximately 0700 hrs., a search warrant was served at 21847 Ionia Rd. On the Benton/Pettis County line just East of Ionia, inside Pettis County.

This was the culmination of two-month investigation involving the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office, Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force, Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Pettis County Prosecutor Phillip Sawyer. Upon entry, five (5) adults and three (3) children were observed to be present. Two of the adults attempted to flee from the residence but were apprehended without further incident.

During the search, approximately ¼ pound of methamphetamine was seized, assorted drug paraphernalia, and hallucinogenic mushrooms. Those arrested during this warrant service, and the charges being submitted to Prosecutor Sawyer, are as follows:

Jade R. Gibbs, 19 yoa, of Ionia: Pettis County Warrant for Robbery 2nd Degree ($50,000.00 bond), Benton County Warrant for DWI ($500.00 bond), and a new charge of Resisting Arrest.

Ashley A.N. Colliver, 33 yoa, of Ionia: Trafficking a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

Chelsea R. Cooper, 30 yoa, of Ionia: Possession of a Controlled Substance x 2.

Justin T. Lindsey, 31 yoa, of Ionia: Pettis County Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance ($25,000.00 bond), Parole Violation Warrant (No Bond), and new charges of Resisting Arrest and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Trenton G. Sell, 22 yoa, of Ionia: Possession of a Controlled Substance.

I want to draw attention to our Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force who have been working tirelessly to help rid our counties of these dangerous drugs. 

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our citizens. I also want to thank the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office and it's Sheriff, Brad Anders. 

Sheriff Anders is quick to help us out with anything we have. I appreciate his generosity, professionalism and most of all our working relationship across County lines. 

Thank you to all those involved to help bring another dangerous warrant service to a safe and successful conclusion.

Courtesy of Benton County Sheriff Eric Knox 

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